Aston Martin DBR22 is an ultra-exclusive £1.8million ROOFLESS supercar

A shocking new two-seater Aston Martin with a prime velocity nudging 200mph and a close to £2million price ticket to match has been unveiled by the legendary British model in the present day.

The unique new DBR22 – with a thunderous 5.2-litre V12 petrol engine – is hailed as a strong final hurrah to the standard inside combustion engine and a two-finger salute to political leaders getting ready to outlaw it in favour of electrical energy from 2030. 

The roofless design harks again, with a contemporary twenty first century twist, to the Nineteen Fifties DBR1 – the open-cockpit racing sports-car described as ‘an important Aston Martin ever produced’ having set the way in which for the model’s iconic ‘DB’ automobile vary that adopted and has made it a family identify.

Roofless competitor: That is the brand new Aston Martin DBR22 – an ultra-exclusive supercar with out a roof. And there’s no battery or electrical motor in sight…

Whereas any automobile with out a roof would possibly look like an especially impractical choice, the DBR22 is the most recent open-top supercar produced by the sector’s greatest gamers for patrons who stay within the sunniest climates and are comfortable to splash out on outrageous motors.

It is going to go head-to-head with the £1.3million Ferrari Monza and £1.4million McLaren Elva and is revealed simply two years after the British marque took the wraps off the £765,000 Speedster (see beneath for a spec comparability). 

The brand new DBR22 is the primary Aston Martin to make use of 3D printing methods to create a part of its body and has been created to have fun the tenth anniversary of its in-house bespoke division referred to as ‘Q by Aston Martin’ – which makes use of the identical codename letter from the quartermaster ‘Q’ character in James Bond books and flicks who’s famed for creating 007’s hi-tech devices, together with automobiles.

It goals to be one of many stars of the celebrated Monterey Automotive Week in California the place the world’s wealthy, well-known, superstar, car followers from world wide are gathering on America’s West Coast for the high-octane extravaganza. It will likely be on show at Pebble Seashore Concours D’ Magnificence that runs from 19 to 21 August.

Powered by a 715 horsepower V12 twin-turbo petrol engine linked to an eight-speed paddle-shift automated gearbox and using on 21-inch wheels, the brand new carbon-fibre bodied Aston DBR22 accelerates from relaxation to 60mph in simply 3.4 seconds as much as a prime velocity of 198mph.

The DBR22 is a reborn road-going version of the 1950s Aston Martin DBR1 - one of the rarest, most important and priciest Astons in its long history

The DBR22 is a reborn road-going model of the Nineteen Fifties Aston Martin DBR1 – one of many rarest, most essential and priciest Astons in its lengthy historical past

The DBR22 is an ultra-exclusive tribute to the DBR1 that's almost 70 years its elder. Only 10 will be made and each will cost a whopping £1.8million

The DBR22 is an ultra-exclusive tribute to the DBR1 that’s virtually 70 years its elder. Solely 10 will likely be made and every will value a whopping £1.8million

Solely ten manufacturing fashions will likely be constructed – one for annually that British automobile agency’s Q division has existed – with a value of £1.8million (round £1.5m plus VAT of £0.3m).

Aston Martin stated the brand new V12-engined two-seater coach-built automobile was celebrating the marque’s ‘extraordinary bloodline of open-cockpit sports activities racers’ and Q division’s tenth anniversary.

Will it slot in my storage? Aston Martin DBR22 

Worth: £1.8m (£1.5m plus VAT)

Quantity to be constructed: 10

Model: Open cockpit sports activities automobile

Size: 4,525mm

Width: 1,990mm

Peak: 1,195mm

Wheelbase: 2,705mm

Engine: 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbo petrol

Energy: 715 horsepower

Transmission: 8-speed automated with paddle shift

Acceleration 0-to-60mph: 3.4 secs

High velocity: 198mph

Wheels: 21-inch 14-spoke

 

The show-car varieties the premise of a ‘manufacturing actuality instance for an ultra-exclusive variety of Q by Aston Martin clients’, it stated: ‘The DBR22 has unimaginable street presence, completely capturing the uncooked emotion of the driving expertise.

‘By mating the basic artwork of coachbuilding with superior supplies and cutting-edge manufacturing applied sciences, DBR22 is an ideal mix of design purity, engineering precision, heart-pounding efficiency and true ardour.’

With simply 10 deliberate to be made, the agency primarily based at Gaydon in Warwickshire stated: ‘It is likely one of the rarest Aston Martins within the marque’s wealthy 109-year historical past.’

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Aston stated the DBR22 showcases a totally new sculpted and muscular physique created from a minimal variety of physique panels, giving a nod to the previous however with a up to date twist: ‘The outcome: a clean and easy mix of remarkable drama and magnificence, with a number of distinctive design options to go with.’

This consists of a wholly new entrance grille incorporating a singular carbon fibre design rather than the standard veins seen on sequence manufacturing Aston Martins.

The lengthy bonnet drawing the attention to the cockpit encompasses a dramatic recessed horseshoe vent to help airflow from the huge V12 engine beneath.

The light-weight alloy wheels function a singular 14-spoke design created particularly for the DBR22 with a motorsport-derived centre-lock hub. There’s additionally a easily built-in diffuser and a pair of enormous diameter exhaust tailpipes.

Powered by a 715 horsepower V12 twin-turbo petrol engine linked to an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox. The new carbon-fibre bodied Aston DBR22 accelerates from rest to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds up to a top speed of 198mph

Powered by a 715 horsepower V12 twin-turbo petrol engine linked to an eight-speed paddle-shift automated gearbox. The brand new carbon-fibre bodied Aston DBR22 accelerates from relaxation to 60mph in simply 3.4 seconds as much as a prime velocity of 198mph

The DBR22s cockpit features extensive use of both leather and exposed carbon fibre, with an uncluttered dashboard and sleek infotainment display

The DBR22s cockpit options in depth use of each leather-based and uncovered carbon fibre, with an uncluttered dashboard and glossy infotainment show

The new DBR22 is the first Aston Martin to use 3D printing techniques to create part of its frame and has been created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its in-house bespoke division called 'Q by Aston Martin'

The brand new DBR22 is the primary Aston Martin to make use of 3D printing methods to create a part of its body and has been created to have fun the tenth anniversary of its in-house bespoke division referred to as ‘Q by Aston Martin’

The cockpit options in depth use of each leather-based and uncovered carbon fibre, with an uncluttered dashboard and glossy infotainment show.

However the firm stresses: ‘The DBR22 is not any bare-bones racer inside. Supple fragrant hides swathe the up to date dashboard, the carbon fibre efficiency seats and lengthen over the tops of the doorways to create an inviting trace of the inside.’

Twin aerodynamic nacelles behind the seats clean the airflow behind the motive force and passenger’s heads.

There’s a horizontal gentle graphic from a slim, full-width gentle bar, and a perforated panel beneath permits scorching air to exit the tail.

Intensive choices embrace bespoke paint colors and finishes, graphics, tinted carbons and supplies in and out.

Aston Martin DBR22 vs its roofless supercar rivals 

ASTON MARTIN DBR22

Worth: £1.8million

Quantity to be constructed: 10

Engine: 5.2-litre V12 petrol

Energy: 715 horsepower

Transmission: 8-speed automated

Acceleration 0-to-60mph: 3.4 secs

High velocity: 198mph

FERRARI MONZA 

Worth: £1.3million

Quantity to be constructed: 500

Engine: 6.5-litre V12 petrol

Energy: 700 horsepower

Transmission: 8-speed automated

Acceleration 0-to-60mph: 2.9 secs

High velocity: 187mph

MCLAREN ELVA

Worth: £1.4million

Quantity to be constructed: 249

Engine: 4.0-litre V8 petrol

Energy: 804 horsepower

Transmission: 7-speed automated

Acceleration 0-to-60mph: 3.0 secs

High velocity: 203mph

 

The agency stated: ‘Each Q by Aston Martin automobile can push the bounds of design and want and is totally tailor-made to the shopper.

‘With nothing however the slipstream between the motive force and this epic engine’s unforgettable twelve-cylinder howl, the DBR22 guarantees to be an intense sensory stimulation.’

It provides: ‘The chassis delivers a mix of physique management and trip refinement that can make the DBR22 an absolute pleasure to drive – on street or racetrack.

‘The DBR22 additionally encompasses a 3D printed rear sub-frame – the primary time Aston Martin has launched such a technique. The element is constituted of a number of 3D printed components printed from aluminium, that are then bonded to kind the completed sub-frame.

‘It provides a major weight saving and no discount in stiffness, plus the power to make particular components for ultra-low quantity fashions, the place required.’

The 1950s DBR1 open-cockpit racing sports-car described as 'the most important Aston Martin ever produced' having set the way for the brand's iconic 'DB' car range that followed and has made the brand a household name

The Nineteen Fifties DBR1 open-cockpit racing sports-car described as ‘an important Aston Martin ever produced’ having set the way in which for the model’s iconic ‘DB’ automobile vary that adopted and has made the model a family identify

The DBR1 is also the most expensive Aston Martin to change hands, with chassis number 1 selling at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction in 2017 for a massive $22.5m (£17.5m). It remains the ninth most expensive motor to go to the block on record

The DBR1 can also be the costliest Aston Martin to alter palms, with chassis no 1 promoting at RM Sotheby’s Monterey public sale in 2017 for an enormous $22.5m (£17.5m). It stays the ninth most costly motor to go to the block on document

Aston stated the DBR22’s basic proportions and muscular curves take their inspiration immediately from the world-beating DBR1 and DB3S two-seater open-cockpit sports-cars of the Nineteen Fifties.

DBR1 remains to be in the present day recognised because the model’s ‘most essential automobile ever produced’, not solely for its achievements on the observe but in addition the start of the Aston Martin ‘DB’ street automobile blood line, together with the Bond-famed DB5. 

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The DBR1 can also be the costliest Aston Martin to ever change palms, with chassis no 1 promoting at RM Sotheby’s Monterey public sale in 2017 for an enormous $22,550,000 (round £17.5million on the time of sale). It stays the ninth most costly motor to go to the block on document. 

It defined: ‘DB3S represents an essential piece of Aston Martin’s competitors historical past.

‘Launched in 1953, Frank Feeley’s alloy DB3S physique grew to become identified for its curves and aerodynamic effectivity, establishing Aston Martin as a critical Le Mans contender.’

It added: ‘DBR1, referred to as the last word Aston Martin sports-car, took Feeley’s design language a stage additional and have become one of the vital essential, influential Aston Martins of all time.’

Most famously its wins included Le Mans in 1959, when pushed by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, and taking the Aston Martin crew onto the last word victory by profitable the World Sports activities Automotive Championship in that very same yr.

Saluting a decade’s work by its Q division Aston stated: ‘Iconic one-off commissions equivalent to Aston Martin Victor, and low quantity specials equivalent to Vulcan – restricted to 24 examples worldwide, and Vantage V600 – restricted to simply 14, are really magnificent examples of those collaborations.’

Not Aston Martin's first open-top dance: In 2020, the British brand unveiled the fighter-yet inspired V12 Speedster, which is powered by the same 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 block

Not Aston Martin’s first open-top dance: In 2020, the British model unveiled the fighter-yet impressed V12 Speedster, which is powered by the identical 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 block

Ferrari unveiled the Monza in 2018. It was available as a single seat SP1 option or this two-seat SP2. At the time of launch it was the most powerful Ferrari ever sold for the road

Ferrari unveiled the Monza in 2018. It was obtainable as a single seat SP1 choice or this two-seat SP2. On the time of launch it was essentially the most highly effective Ferrari ever bought for the street

McLaren's roofless effort, the Elva, was unveiled a year after the Ferrari Monza. It uses clever tech to move wind from blowing into the face of the driver, despite their being no screen at all. Some 399 were due to be built, but production was cut to 249

McLaren’s roofless effort, the Elva, was unveiled a yr after the Ferrari Monza. It makes use of intelligent tech to maneuver wind from blowing into the face of the motive force, regardless of their being no display screen in any respect. Some 399 have been on account of be constructed, however manufacturing was minimize to 249

Aston Martin chief technical officer Roberto Fedeli stated: ‘Know-how is pivotal within the building of DBR22, with in depth use of carbon fibre all through, and using 3D printing for the manufacture of a structural element.

‘For a automobile that was designed to have fun the last word bespoke customisation service, the engineering developments imply DBR22 really has the dynamic theatre to match, making certain the drive is simply as addictive as its appears.’

Aston Martin chief artistic officer Marek Reichman stated: ‘We’ve successfully modernised our racing bloodline and created a brand new pedigree.

‘DBR22 is a hot-blooded, purebred Aston Martin sports activities automobile stuffed with velocity, agility and spirit, and a machine that we expect would be the foundation of a lot of tomorrow’s icons.’

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